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Vuyo Mere identifies ‘problem’ with PSL players

TS Galaxy defender Vuyo Mere has identified the ‘problem’ with PSL players as he continues to defy the odds in professional football.

Mere who turned 40 in March 2024 is in the last two months of his contract at Galaxy as he continues to struggle for game time this season.

The veteran defender joined the Rockets at the start of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season after parting ways with Moroka Swallows.

His stay at Galaxy has been frustrating after making only nine appearances in all competitions since his arrival at the club.

Mere has had a long-lasting career in the PSL that lasted for over two decades. The wing-back has played for clubs such as Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits, Platinum Stars, and Moroka Swallows.


The veteran footballer highlights a lack of discipline as a barrier to extended careers in the PSL.

Vuyo Mere at TS Galaxy training
Vuyo Mere

“Everything starts with God, you play a lot and you align yourself with God’s word,” Mere told FARPost.

“You have to work hard and you need to have standards, you can’t just be a professional soccer player when you want to and when you getting your salary and when coming to training in your nice clothes.

“The lifestyle also has to be professional because in South Africa we want to be professionals when it suits us when you are in the bus going to the stadiums and dressed in nice clothes. That’s what we want as professionals.

“When it comes to discipline, managing your life, and living according to a professional player that’s where we struggle.

“So if everyone can start with aligning their lives with God’s word but we can’t all be like Vuyo Mere and [Siyabonga] Nomvethe. Everything is in God’s hands, just do your part and live like a professional player and those are the things that need to be taught at a young age.”

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